by Don Maxwell
The 2014 Etchells North American Championship is only six weeks away. Here in Chicago we are busy doing our best to make this a great event, and to try and make it as easy as possible on our traveling competitors. We understand that things get busy, so we have extended the deadlines for some of the official paperwork.
Etchells North American Championship
The early entry payment deadline is now August 31. In order to get the $100 early entry discount, please be sure to pay your entrance fee by the end of this month.
September sailing in Chicago is often the best breeze and therefore the best sailing of the year. We have set up a pre-event practice race day and three full days of racing. Helping us out are several great sponsors including Harken, Doyle One-Design, Sam Adams, and Goslings. If you are planning on coming early, or staying late, we have storage options at the Chicago Yacht Yard. We have some housing available with local sailors; it goes fast, so don't wait long to inquire.
If you have any questions on the event, or if there is anything I can do to help your team get to Chicago, please do not hesitate to ask.